LibriVox recording of Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington. Read in English by Mark Nelson Up from Slavery is the 1921 autobiography of Booker T. Washington
sharing his personal experience of having to work to rise up from the
position of a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and
obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton Institute,
to his work establishing the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama to help black
people learn useful, marketable skills and work to pull themselves up
by the bootstraps. He reflects on the generosity of both teachers and
philanthropists who helped in educating blacks and Native Americans. He
describes his efforts to instill manners, breeding, health and a feeling
of dignity to students. (Mark Nelson) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording.
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